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delfort introduces non-fluorinated packaging paper

delfort, global innovation leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of special and functional papers, expands its portfolio with a fluorochemical-free, oil and grease-resistant packaging paper namely thinbarrier® OGR eco. thinbarrier® OGR eco performs with excellent oil and grease-repellant properties and is, at the same time, environmentally friendly.

QSR’s and the food service industry are increasingly requesting fluorochemical-free alternatives for food packaging that outperform the existing fluorine treated papers in both sustainability and functionality. Papers used for direct wrapping or packing of grease-containing food products such as hamburgers, wraps, french fries, soup cubes and many more, require added barriers to keep oil and grease from seeping through the packaging.

 

“thinbarrier® OGR eco is an excellent alternative to fluorine containing packaging papers with superior converting properties,” says Christoph Wachter, head of business area ecopac at delfort. This solution is tailor-made for oil and grease resistant consumer packaging due to its lipophobic properties. The machine-finished paper is available in a basis weight range of 35 - 46 g/m². 

 

thinbarrier® OGR eco is highly eco-friendly. Produced from renewable resources, thinbarrier® OGR eco paper is biodegradable and both compostable and recyclable in those areas where composting and recycling facilities are available. The eco-friendly coating is free from fossil based raw materials and any substances derived from animals. Additionally all raw materials are of GMO (genetically manipulated organism) free origin.

 

thinbarrier® OGR eco complies with the requirements for direct food contact applications of both the German Federal Institute for Risk Evaluation (BfR) and the US American regulatory agency FDA. 

About delfort

delfort is a global innovation leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of special and functional papers. 

Through exceptional collaboration between people, technology and expertise, our family-owned group delivers specialized products, outstanding service and customized solutions across the tobacco, pharmaceutical, food and labeling industries. This includes cigarette-, plugwrap - and tipping base papers, packaging papers for the food industry, thin papers for leaflets, bible and catalogue printing and publications, label base paper, graphic papers, papers for electrical applications and printed products. delfort also secures high process competence across the supply chain through carefully selected partnerships with reliable suppliers. 

Headquartered in Austria, delfort proudly employs more than 2,300 people in six plants across Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Finland and Vietnam and 4 converting facilities in USA and Mexico.